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Yet another *full blown* database

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Software Last weeks I've been looking (again) whether or not it was possible to create a working sqlite back end for Akonadi. The last time I tried was around august last year and by then sqlite just wasn't able to meet the multi-threading requirements that Akonadi has for its database back ends. A couple of sqlite releases later things seem to have changed.

Intel KMS vs. UMS With Ubuntu 10.04

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Software Last week we published benchmarks looking at the ATI Radeon KMS vs. UMS performance and found the user-space mode-setting support with the ATI driver to perform significantly faster than the newer kernel mode-setting routes in most instances. To see how the performance difference is on the Intel we ran a set of benchmarks on this side.

Analyze and fix what ails your music files with MP3 Diags

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Software Chances are you sometimes come across an MP3 file that won’t play properly or does something quirky in your favorite music player. You can try ripping or downloading the file again, or you can fix the problem yourself with MP3 Diags.

Marble, an Atlas for your Desktop

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Software While looking for some applications similar to Google Earth I bumped into this KDE educational project Marble. Its a 3D Atlas and Virtual Globe application that aims to help students, teachers or anyone, in learing more about Earth, Mars, Moon and Venus.

FatRat Is An Amazing Linux Download Manager

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Software FatRat is the big brother of SlimRat (or is it fat brother?) which we previously covered HERE. So what is it? Well, it's an open source download manager for Linux but not an ordinary one.

digiKam Film Grain tool re-written...

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Software Based on an old Gimp Guru tutorial, this tool lacks a lots of features as the capability to manage colors and luminosity noise, graininess size, and photo-electronic noise rendering.

The Mono Mystery That Wasn't

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Software At first, the rumors seemed irresistible. Miguel de Icaza, the creator of Mono, the GNU/Linux implementation of .NET, was saying what free software critics have been saying for years: the spread of .NET has been handicapped by Microsoft's restrictive patent policies. Then, mysteriously the story disappeared.

Subtitles come to Miro 3.0

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Software Miro, the open source Internet TV / podcast downloader and player, has been updated to version 3.0 and is now able to display embedded or standalone subtitles for videos.

Oracle inspires an open source NoSQL tea party

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Software Oracle’s purchase of Sun Microsystems — and thus mySQL — has inspired a sort of tea party movement among open source advocates organized under the banner of NoSQL.

Can Flash Survive HTML5?

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Software Is HTML5 going to put the hurt on Flash? Rumors of Flash’s demise may be greatly exaggerated, but the long term prospects for Adobe Flash seem pretty dim indeed.

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